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  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • Rejecting Modern Materialism: The Rise of the Crunchy-Conservatives

    03/31/2006 7:39:09 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies · 2,149+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 31, 2006 | Pete Vere JCL
    Over this past weekend, I had the opportunity to read Rod Dreher’s Crunchy Cons. This is a book that has been stirring up conservative circles since its release this past winter. Dreher is a popular Generation-X conservative writer and a convert to Eastern Catholicism. He has worked for a number of publications, including the National Review, the New York Post, and the Washington Times. He is now a full-time writer and editor with the Dallas Morning News. A Manifesto for the Family In Crunchy Cons, Dreher sets out to chronicle how “Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip...
  • New Book Explains Canon Law to the Laity

    11/04/2004 8:30:19 PM PST · by GratianGasparri · 5 replies · 490+ views
    Catholic PRWire ^ | 11-03-2004 | Catholic PR Wire
    New Book Makes Canon Law Accessible to Laity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Catholic PRWire From time to time, all Catholics have them: nagging questions about church life, often prompted by some personal encounter or challenging situation: Is a layperson allowed to preach a homily? Is a pastor required to report to someone regarding parish finances, or is he on his own? It seems like the parish council is running your parish. Does it have the authority to do so? Must a child be baptized in a church, or may the baptism take place at home? If I obtain an annulment, does...